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docked at the international space station in record time. new digital steering technology enabled the unpiling craft to complete the journey from earth in just six hours. >> it is to take two days -- imagine that. the vessel was carrying almost 3 tons of supplies including fuel, scientific equipment, and a culinary specialty -- smoked sausages with cheese and garlic at the special request of the station's three russian crew members. >> sounds like they had a feast. >> we have to take a short break. back in a minute. stay tuned. >> welcome back. u.s. president barack obama will deliver the annual state of the union address in just a few hours in washington. he will set out his plans for a second term in office. >> north korea's nuclear plant is likely to top his plan of foreign policy issues, but domestically, he also has a host of policies to address from immigration to climate change to gun legislation. >> note issue will get as much attention as the economy. unemployment is still high and almost 8%, and while there have been some encouraging signs of recovery, many americans are
and technology in place. uranium ore mines. this facility reprocesses uranium. iran is planning to install even more powerful centrifuges allowing it to enrich uranium to up to 20%. the fuel could be used for fuel rods, but it could also be a step towards producing a nuclear weapon. the israeli prime minister is alarmed. while u.s. president barack obama continues to push for sanctions and talks, netanyahu has threatened a direct military strike against iran's nuclear facilities. >> the most recent step and the announcement that the centrifuges are being modernized is a further escalation for israel. to a certain extent, it confirms the view of those who see iran as the most dangerous actor in the region. >> iran's spiritual leader recently reiterated his opposition to direct talks with the u.s. tehran has said it is open to talks with the international community under certain conditions, but it barred nuclear inspectors from accessing its facilities. the international atomic energy agency also still hopes diplomacy will work with the next attempt taking negotiators to kazakhstan later this mon
. >> for information technology specialists, this supercomputer is a dream come true. it can achieve quadrillions of calculations per second. more than the equivalent of 100,000 personal computers running at once. it is six times faster than its predecessor but uses only 1/6 of the energy. despite its size and power, it is still love the world's fastest supercomputer. developers, however, say they aspire to be sustainable rather than the world's no. 1 -- it is still not the world's fastest supercomputer. >> it is already being put to use in a new research undertaking -- the human brain project. this brings together some of europe's top scientists, including brain specialists, doctors, computer scientists, physicists, and mathematicians. they are trying to use the super computer to simulate the entire human brain from individual cells to large, complex areas of the brain. >> the project is expected to take 10 years. >> the human brain is extremely complex. there are 100 billion neurons, and about the same number of what are known as galena cells, which help the neurons function. we want to map the
are now being catalogued and traced, but there is no technology at the moment to really stop them from hitting the earth. >> thank you very much. >> all right, back down to earth now and on to other news. track and field superstar oscar pistorius says he is not guilty of murder. >> the south african runner appeared in court today when he was officially charged with shooting his " friend said. he will remain in custody until a bail hearing on tuesday. >> oscar pistorius is used to media attention but not of this kind. the world-famous sprinter hit his head under a jacket on his way to the courthouse where a magistrates formally charged him with the murder of his girlfriend. he wept in the dark as the charge was and -- the charge was announced. she was found dead at his home yesterday. south african media are suggesting he shot her four times through a bathroom door. police are still investigating evidence found at the scene. south africa is in shock. there were the darlings of the press. she, a famous model, he and athletic star. and national sporting hero. they've been a couple for abo
. >> but thanks to recent technology, teens today have a powerful new tool. it's called "crowdfunding." there are lots of websites that can help you get started. dave boyce runs one of them -- fundly.com. >> crowdfunding is a way to raise money by putting a page online -- a website online -- and then inviting all of your friends through social media to come and join you in raising money for something that you care about. >> the charity i'm raising money for is the boys and girls club of new jersey. it's a charity that focuses on after-school activities for underprivileged children. and i'm going to raise money for their art program. >> courtney is a high-school senior, and she's sold on crowdfunding. >> i've done other fundraising things, and it's been a lot of hard work, so with fundly, i just kind of go online and set up an account and then wait for the money to come in, i guess. >> she's also using the site to raise money for an ice-skating show she's planning. >> we've seen a lot of teenagers raising money for really interesting projects on fundly. you can raise money for a team,
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